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    FINE AND RARE STAMPS 2008, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES

    Lot 453
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1966 Decimals 1c to $4 original set of 22 values in Post Office folder, edition 'C.258/66', 75c to $4 optd 'SPECIMEN', other values CTO

     

    Lot 454
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1966 Navigators 75c to $4 optd 'SPECIMEN', unmounted (4)

     

    Lot 455
    Estimate: $65 Realised Price : $50

    1966 Navigators $1 Flinders Perf 14.75

     

    Lot 456
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1967-73 Coil starters without stamps QEII 3c $30 (9), 4c $40 (2), 5c AU$50 (4), Floral types 2c $20 (12), 5c AU$50 (1), 7c $35 (1), 7c AU$70 (15), also PNG 2c $20 (total 45 starters)

     

    Lot 457
    Estimate: $1,250

    1968 5c Christmas, error 'Gold omitted', BW 494ca, SG 431ca, fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 458
    Estimate: $850

    1969 Christmas 5c, vertical strip of four from upper pane with marginal lines, top two units 'Yellow partly omitted, the second unit largely so'. Striking

     

    Lot 459
    Estimate: $300T

    1971 Floral coil 7c Sturt's Desert Pea vertical strip of four, error 'Buff omitted and green misplaced downwards', BW 535ce, SG 468bb. 2001 RPSV Certificate

     

    Lot 460
    Estimate: $500

    1971 Floral coil 7c Sturt's Desert Pea vertical strip of five, error 'Buff and Green (leaves) omitted', BW 535cg, SG 468bc. Spectacular

     

    Lot 461
    Estimate: $2,250 Realised Price : $1,700

    1972 Rehabilitation 18c strip of five, error 'Orange (inscription and value) partly omitted on two', BW 597cc. Spectacular, with third unit colour almost completely missing. Cat AU$3500 [A similar strip in our General Sale No. 30 realised AU$2990

     

    Lot 462
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    1973 Metric 7c Volume marginal example, error 'Olive-Brown omitted', BW 623cb, SG 533a [An example in our General Sale No. 26 realised AU$1955]

     

    Lot 463
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $625

    1973 7c W.H.O. colour bar positional block of ten (5x2), 'Blue misplaced' due to pre-printing paper crease, tone spot on one unit, BW 626c. Cat AU$750

     

    Lot 464
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $130

    1973-74 Marine Life 1c Fiddler Crab, upper right corner block of four, variety 'Black misplaced to left', BW 635ce. Cat AU$300. [This is far scarcer than the normally seen downwards misplacement]

     

    Lot 465
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1973-74 Gemstones 7c Agate vertical strip of ten, lower units 'Black completely omitted, adjoining six units black partly omitted', BW 642ca variant. The first such strip we have offered

     

    Lot 466
    Estimate: $500

    1973-74 Gemstones 8c Opal marginal example, error 'Ultramarine omitted', BW 644cd. Cat AU$750. [Only twenty examples are recorded]

     

    Lot 467
    Estimate: $3,000

    1973 Architecture 40c Como positional strip of five, error 'One pink omitted, one partly omitted, others normal, BW 656cb, SG 558a. Insignificant tiny tones as always found. Cat AU$4000 or £1600+. [Only ten strips are recorded]

     

    Lot 468
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1974 U.P.U. 7c and 35c, corner blocks of ten optd 'SPECIMEN', fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 469
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1975 10c International Women's Year KP6T paper, marginal block of four showing perforations misplaced 2½mm downwards, as illustrated in ACSC 'Decimals I', BW 691b. Cat AU$120

     

    Lot 470
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $90

    1975 Prime Ministers 10c Lyons, variety 'Printed on gummed side', BW 694c, SG 591a. [One sheet of 100 recorded]

     

    Lot 471
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1975 45c Wildflower marginal block of four with 'Black misplaced upwards' on all units and upper pair with 'Green-Grey (background) partly omitted on upper pair. Unlisted

     

    Lot 472
    Estimate: $1,750

    1976 18c Nationhood upper left corner block of four, error 'Gold (shield and star) omitted', BW 733c, SG 614b unmounted. Cat £1100

     

    Lot 473
    Estimate: $1,750

    1976 Scenes 35c Wittenoom Gorge marginal example with error 'Purple omitted', BW 749c, with normal for comparison. Cat AU$4000

     

    Lot 474
    Estimate: $1,250

    1976 Famous Australians 18c Thomas Laby, marginal example with error 'Orange-Brown omitted', BW 758c, SG 638a, with normal for comparison

     

    Lot 475
    Estimate: $600

    1977 Silver Jubilee 45c Imperforate Plate Proof marginal strip of four on thick, gummed paper, BW 766PP(1). Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 476
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1978-79 Birds 20c Little Grebe showing error 'Yellow (beak and eyes) omitted', BW 805cb, SG 673a. Thematic appeal

     

    Lot 477
    Estimate: $800

    1978-79 Birds 20c Little Grebe marginal block of four, error 'Yellow (beak and eyes) omitted', BW 805cb, SG 673a. Cat AU$1000 or £720. Thematic appeal

     

    Lot 478
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1978-79 Birds 20c Little Grebe upper left corner block of 25, the ten upper units with 'Black partly omitted', BW 805cg variant, minor gum disturbance. A rare and impressive multiple, without doubt the largest surviving multiple of this variety. Strips of ten cat AU$10000

     

    Lot 479
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $400

    1978 20c National Stamp Week Imperforate Proof marginal horizontal pair printed in Red, Green, Pale Green and Dark Blue, BW 823PP(1). Cat AU$1000

     

    Lot 480
    Estimate: $250

    1978 20c National Stamp Week block of 15 (3x5) from right hand pane, showing 'Misplaced (horizontal) perforations' on 9th row (five units), BW 823b. Cat AU$500+

     

    Lot 481
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1978 15c Christmas block of four showing 'Perforations misplaced upwards', BW 825ba

     

    Lot 482
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,350

    1979 20c Waterfalls lower right corner block of eight (4x2), the four units at right showing variety 'Se-tenant pairs, Imperforate except at left', BW 843b, SG 718ab. Cat AU$2500 or £1600

     

    Lot 483
    Estimate: $2,500

    1980 22c National Stamp Week upper left corner block of four, error 'Imperforate (between stamp and margin) at left', BW 874b. Perhaps the only surviving block

     

    Lot 484
    Estimate: $2,000

    1981-85 Endangered Species 24c Thylacine marginal block of four, variety 'Imperforate (between stamp and margin) at top', BW 903b. Cat AU$3000. Only ten such imperforates are recorded

     

    Lot 485
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1981 24c International Year of the Disabled Persons marginal block of four, error 'Completely Imperforate'. [A NEW DISCOVERY, to be listed in the next ACSC edition]

     

    Lot 486
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1982 Whales 60c Trial printing, 'Solid greenish blue background', BW 930E(1), SG 841a, marginal block of four

     

    Lot 487
    Estimate: $2,000

    1982 Amphibians 3c Corroboree Frog marginal strip of three, error 'Imperforate at left', BW 934b. Only ten such strips are recorded

     

    Lot 488
    Estimate: $1,000

    1986 Christmas 36c positional block of ten (2x5) with portion of colour controls at top, variety 'Misplaced perforations' resulting in portion of design being void on top unit, lower units with portion of design from base at top. To be listed in the next ACSC edition

     

    Lot 489
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1988 Living Together original printings 1c to $1, the 27 values in unfolded colour control gutter blocks of four (108)

     

    Lot 490
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $50

    1988 Australia Post Year album. Retail AU$125

     

    Lot 491
    Estimate: $400

    1993 Counter-Printed Perforated Trial stamps on waxed backing paper depicting a candle in Scarlet $1.00 value, and in Black (inverted) 60c pair and $1.20 single (4)

     

    Lot 492
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $550

    1994 $9 Automatic Teller Machine sheetlet Trial printing, 'Kangaroo facing left', BW 1784E(1), with normal for comparison

     

    Lot 493
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1994 45c Automatic Teller Machine Trial printing, 'Kangaroo facing left', BW 1784E(1), the three different examples together with 10c Sailboarding (3) uprating 20c Envelope, paying the single certified letter rate on 1995 (20 Dec) cover Bexley to Hurstville, arrival backstamp. [Previously only two covers were known bearing a single value, used in 1996 and 1997. This new find is the earliest known example and the only cover bearing the three different colour backgrounds]

     

    Lot 494
    Estimate: $1,500

    1995 45c Medical Scientists, Type 1 and 2 gutter blocks of ten from Sheet C showing incorrect sequences, BW 1881ze and zh. Rarely offered as a matching pair. Cat AU$2000. [A single gutter block realised AU$970 in our General Sale No. 20]

     

    Lot 495
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,100

    2000 Australian Legends (4th series) $4.50 booklet, error 'Gold omitted on the two Alec Campbell adhesives', BW 2280c or B250c, SG 1951ab. Cat AU$2000 or £1000

     

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